Rich Howells

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

Scranton PorchFest debuted last month, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to COVID-19. One popular feature of this first-time event was musicians performing on various porches that attracted neighbors and socially distanced crowds who truly missed seeing live music over the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival is partnering with the Rite Aid of Hamlin to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the general public on Thursday, April 22 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A minimum of 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by representatives […]

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First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

In addition to movie screenings, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts everything from flea markets to live concerts to film festivals to Halloween haunted attractions, so this summer, it’s adding a food festival to its repertoire. DamnMillennial Promotions, which helped book its popular concert series last year, is teaming up with AZ Food […]

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Circle Drive-In in Dickson City announces 2021 lineup for live Summer Concert Series

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City announces 2021 lineup for live Summer Concert Series

Last year, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City became one of the only venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania – and the entire country – to host live concerts with nationally touring acts during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring everyone from Aaron Lewis to Skillet to Steel Panther to Smith & Myers of Shinedown to the Allman […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

From a press release: Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television. The first two rounds of the game will begin […]

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Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

From a press release: Today, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host an outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, May […]

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Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Over the past few weeks, Stage West has been announcing shows for a new season of drive-in concerts at Montage Mountain, but what about the West Scranton music venue itself? Following Parade Day on March 14, 2020, Stage West was among many of the small businesses forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. In […]

 Scott Kucharski

SteelStacks in Bethlehem kick off spring concert series outdoors on April 15

While 2020 was, for the most part, the year that wasn’t in terms of traditional shows and events, most folks on all sides of the entertainment industry seem ready to attempt to get back to some level of normalcy in 2021. Northeastern Pennsylvania was fortunate last year to still get live, in-person concerts at venues […]

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VIDEO: Pottsville groove rockers Crobot climb the ‘Mountain’ with Anthrax on new single

VIDEO: Pottsville groove rockers Crobot climb the ‘Mountain’ with Anthrax on new single

From a press release: The gritty grooves, ballistic riffs, and bluesy psychedelic rock of Crobot are all back with the release of “Mountain,” the first single from an EP packed with guest stars that is due out this summer via Mascot Records. The new song sees the Pottsville band team up with Anthrax bassist Frank […]

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